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July 19, 2024

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Nashville Zoo Offers Annual Check-Up for Stuffed Creatures

Nashville Zoo's Veterinary Department is reminding all children that their favorite stuffed animal is due for its check-up during the annual Teddy Bear Clinic presented by Middle Tennessee Honda Dealers. Appointments are now being accepted for April 10 & 11 at the HCA Healthcare Veterinary Center at Nashville Zoo.

The annual event has been updated to provide a safe, one-way, walk-through experience. Kids will enjoy stuffed animal veterinary examinations where their favorite, fluffy friend will receive a certificate of Beary Good Health, fun crafts, and a touch-free photo booth. 

To help maintain health safety, pre-registration is required and masks will be required for ages 5+ while inside the Veterinary Center. The Teddy Bear Clinic is $5 per child. Guests must also purchase admission or use their Zoo Membership to reserve entry into the Zoo. Event organizers recommend that all event participants reserve Zoo entry at least 30 minutes prior to their scheduled appointment.

The Teddy Bear Clinic is presented by Middle Tennessee Honda Dealers and sponsored by Swauger Pediatric Dentistry, T-Mobile, Tiff's Treats, and Tri-Star Southern Hills Medical Center. More information can be found at

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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.